Confluence of Interests: Indian Foreign Minister’s Visit Strengthens Bond With Japan

     In his landmark speech titled “Confluence of the Two Seas,” delivered before the Indian Parliament in August 2007, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe noted that “the Pacific and the Indian Oceans are now bringing about a dynamic coupling as seas of freedom and of prosperity.”   That was during his first term as prime […]

Interview with Ed Feulner: Trump Will Be A Tough Negotiator with North Korea

  On April 20, the Sankei Shimbun and JAPAN Forward interviewed Edwin J. Feulner, PhD, about the recent summit meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and United States President Donald Trump.   Dr. Feulner was founder and former president of The Heritage Foundation, a respected Washington DC-based conservative think tank. He headed it from 1977 to […]

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: Call Him A Born-Again Politician

  (Conclusion)   While Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is in the United States for a summit with President Donald Trump, JAPAN Forward runs a series of articles that provides a closer look at the Japanese leader. Originally published in Japanese in the January 2018 edition of Hanada magazine, the articles were written by Professor Tomohiko Taniguchi, Special Advisor to the […]

(UPDATED) Abduction Issue: Trump Vows to Do His Best for Japan — Abe

  United States President Donald Trump has promised to take up the decades-old issue of the abduction of Japanese citizens by North Korean agents in his forthcoming summit with Kim Jong-un.   Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said this was the outcome of his meeting with Trump on Tuesday, April 17, in Florida (Wednesday, April 18, […]

Abe’s Game: Securing Neighbors While Rebuilding Japan’s Economy

  (Third of Five Parts)   While Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is in the United States for a summit with President Donald Trump, JAPAN Forward runs a series of articles that provides a closer look at the Japanese leader. Originally published in Japanese in the January 2018 edition of Hanada magazine, the articles were written by Professor Tomohiko Taniguchi, […]

Why Do We Let Japanese Textbooks Carry Debunked Propaganda From China, South Korea?

  South Korea has fallen for North Korea’s charm offensive at the PyeongChang Olympics. One wonders whether South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his chief presidential secretary, Im Jong-seok, now think that the existence of North Korea is more legitimate than that of South Korea.   The foundation of South Korea has clearly been eroded […]